Otterbein in Ohio’s top schools


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EUGENE, Ore. — College Choice, a leading authority in college and university rankings and resources, has published a ranking of the 25 Best Colleges in Ohio for 2017.

Home to the first university in the Northwest Territory—chartered before it was even a state—Ohio can lay claim to a rich heritage of learning and education. To this day, while it’s the seventh most populous state, Ohio places in the top five nationally for largest state university system, which serves over 400,000 students.

“Ohio also has dozens of private universities and colleges, with some of the best liberal arts schools anywhere,” Christian Amondson, Managing Editor of College Choice, said of the ranking. “So it should come as no surprise that Ohio’s public library system has been ranked the best in the country. This is a state of readers and lifelong learners.”

College Choice developed its list by looking at academic quality, student body diversity, and return on investment—the differential between tuition costs and average early career earnings.

The ranking for the 25 Best Colleges in Ohio finds Case Western Reserve University in the top spot. Kenyon College is in second, and The Ohio State University rounds out the top three.

The entire ranking, listed in alphabetical order, is as follows:

  • Ashland University
  • Bluffton University
  • Bowling Green State University
  • Capital University
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • Cleveland State University
  • Denison University
  • Franciscan University of Steubenville
  • Hiram College
  • John Carroll University
  • Kent State University
  • Kenyon College
  • Malone University
  • Miami University-Oxford
  • Oberlin College
  • Ohio Dominican University
  • Ohio Northern University
  • Ohio University
  • Otterbein University
  • The College of Wooster
  • The Ohio State University
  • The University of Findlay
  • University of Cincinnati
  • University of Dayton
  • Xavier University

College Choice is an independent online publication dedicated to helping students and their families find the right college. The site publishes rankings and reviews that make finding the best colleges for different interests easier and more fun, as well as resources to help students get into, pay for, and thrive at the college of their choice.

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